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Wayne Barnes Took No Nonsense From Ma'a Nonu On Saturday

Wayne Barnes Took No Nonsense From Ma'a Nonu On Saturday

Scarlets qualified for the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup on Saturday with a 30-27 win against Toulon. It was a game which featured five first half tries, though none came in the second 40 minutes.

One of the highlights of the second half actually came from referee Wayne Barnes who had grown weary of Toulon's former All Black centre Ma'a Nonu having a word in his ear.

After Barnes awarded Toulon a penalty, Nonu was heard shout that a yellow card should be added to the punishment.

"You go stand over there, I'm going to speak to him in a moment," Barnes told Nonu and then Toulon captain Guilhem Guirado.

A swift, no nonsense word Barnes did indeed have with the 35-year-old.

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"Let's make it really clear: you come and ask for a yellow card, you get one. Understand?"

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